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Symantec AntiVirus, greatest threat yet.

By vince ·
I am responsible for the smooth operations of several large corporate networks, unfortunately, i'm not involved in the consulting/purchasing process. On all of the networks we're responsible for Symantec Antivirus Corporate has been used in a server/client configuration with 1-3 AV servers in each network serving updates to clients. Symantec hasn't updated in 8 days, no reason, just LiveUpdate didn't feel like updating I guess. Now I have the mess of damage control because Symantec just really sucks. If anyone here is using Symantec I suggest checking your definition dates and performing manual update by downloading the .xdb file (instructions on the symantec site somewhere) and possibly creating a logon script to download and deploy these .xdb files automatically instead of using LiveUpdate.

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by Roger99a In reply to Symantec AntiVirus, great ...

That's standard operating procedure for Symantec. I've been manually updating it for 4 years.

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Later versions appear to be more stable

by davidlsharpe In reply to Symantec AntiVirus, great ...

SAVCE appears to be stable so far. To upgrade to the latest version, check out the recipe at

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